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Element

#135 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Princes Street and Gardens
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110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
+44 131 225 3297
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great drinks with really cool bar- took a big reservation for me last minute and great food! I would highly recommend this place- also in a wonderful area with shops and restaurants!

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Thank Maggie B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks can be deceiving on the outside of this pub. But go inside, it's fantastic. I had the full Scottish Breakfast (including my first taste of Haggis) and it was lovely. Great little restaurant/cafe out the back with a more traditional pub at the front. Must visit for lunch, brunch or breakfast. Thank you! X

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Thank James S
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening James S, Thank you for your great review! It was superb to read that you enjoyed your breakfast @ Element, we are very passionate about this & now do a 7 day brunch. Head chef Viktor also makes his own haggis & i am delighted you enjoyed it! we hope the next time you are in Edinburgh you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Tucked away on rose street and small but doesn't feel overcrowded. The cocktails are amazing and food is delicious but I think what makes it are the staff, very friendly and helpful not at all pushy or rushed. It's my new go to in Edinburgh city centre.

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Thank Cher R
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening Cher R, Thank you for the amazing review! It is brilliant to read that we will be your new to go venue in Edinburgh! i have passed on your comments to the team, they are all a great bunch who are extremely passionate about what we do here & i am glad this came across! we look forward... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to walk into this little restaurant during lunch time. It had great service, great food, and cozy atmosphere. Would recommend this place.

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Thank Anna J
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening Anna J, Thank you for the great review! It was super to read that you enjoyed the great service, great food & cozy atmosphere - this is all we can ask of our team to provide! We are very appreciative of the fact that you would also recommend us - that is amazing thank you. we look forward... More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly staff in this bar, we had cocktails not even in their menus... good spirits and wine selections, were there with colleagues after work.. would definately return for my rum old fashion!! Looking forward to it!!!

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Thank Food4thought80
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good evening Food4thought80, Thank you for your good review! it was great to read that you enjoyed the cocktaails & more importantly the friendly staff looked after you! we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Morden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandered in here after picking up my gig tickets from tickets Scotland across the road. I think its a cocktail bar as no food on the menus on the table, only drinks menus. When I came in there was a few people dotted around at the back and so I stood at the bar and asked for the recommendation on... More 

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Thank Mike B
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Mike B, Thank you for your pleasant review. It wa great to read that hayley looked after you & made some good recomendations - the cocktail list is pretty new & i am delighted that you enjoyed the smokey pina! I have spoken to Hayley & she is very apprecaitive of your comments - she has only recently... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weekend in Edinburgh had a stroll down Rose Street on a wet and windy night. Popped into Element and sat at the bar. It was a bit tight for space and some people where eating bar food. A table became free by the window and a lovely member of staff pointed it out and cleared it for us. We stayed... More 

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Thank sandibc
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Morning sandibc, Thank you for the good review! it was great to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere & the staff looked after you! they are a great team who genuinely care. I am delighted you had a great night & we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

England
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ones a keeper. Went to a number of bars on Rose Street and George Street while in Edinburgh, and this was a stand out hence the review, as I don't normally review bars. Youngish crowd but everything goes, class cocktail menu with some real originals. Decor stylish but not over styled, the place has an easy feel with a... More 

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Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening SparklehorseEngland, Thank you so much for your great review! it was a delight to read that you enjoyed the Brunch, this is something we are extremely passionate about & are now doing it 7 days a week, apologies we couldn't accommodate you at night, we do get pretty busy. It was great to read that you enjoyed the... More 

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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering along Rose St looking for a pub to have lunch in and since everything was packed, we stopped at Element - and I'm glad we did. The Scottish Flat Iron Steak and the Perthshire Beef Burger were absolutely scrumptious (I recommend a blue cheese topping on the burger)! The service was also quite fast and the staff... More 

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Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening Alix P, Thanks for your classy review! It was great to read that you enjoyed your lunch & specifically the friendly staff - they are a great part of the business. It was also great to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere as this is not always something that can be bottled & must happen naturally. We hoe... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Edinburgh for 4 days and managed to visit here 3 of those days as it was such a great atmosphere, loved the decor, friendly staff and most importantly great choice and quality of drinks. I love my gin and there was plenty of choice and recommendations from the staff. Didn't try the food but it looked... More 

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Thank latizz
Jon W, General Manager at Element, responded to this review

Good Evening latizz, Thank you for the lovely review - it was great to read that you spent a lot of time with us over your trip and not only did you you enjoy the drinks but more importantly the friendly staff looked after you. They are a great team & i am delighted that the next time you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 3297

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

Neighbourhood Profile
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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